God Created: Mankind

Series: Jesus Is | Week 5: Jesus Is The Hope of New Life

Read Genesis 1:26-31

1. What or who did God make human beings to be like?
2. What did He create them to do?
3. How did God feel about His creation (verse 31)?

Human beings were the pinnacle of God’s creation—the culmination of everything He had been planning up until this point. Man and woman weren’t an afterthought; they were God’s crowning work. While He described His former creations as “good,” He looked at all of it together with humankind on day six and called it “very good.” The expression of the word “very” in this case is equivalent to being the very best it could possibly be. God’s full vision finally came to life.

Among the many things He has created us to do—reign over the animals, subdue the earth, and be fruitful and multiply—He calls us to reflect His image and character. Do you see yourself as being created in His image? Are there any areas of your life where you need to align your will and actions with His, to better represent who He is to the world? Spend some time now in solitude and prayer. Thank Him for the wonder of His creation, including you, and ask Him to help you reflect more of who He is to the people around you.

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